Warfighter. Before we go any further, I would like you all to stop for a moment and take another look at that name. Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Isn’t it just the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard? “Yeah, the players will be in wars… and they’ll be fighting… I’ve got it! Warfighter!” And everyone in the office threw their hats up in the air and cheered, as they’d just came up with the name of the second butchering of the Medal of Honor franchise.
Franchise reboots are a common occurrence in the modern video game climate. The usual requirement for a franchise to receive this treatment, however, is that the original games were actually good, popular games that have stood the test of time. The Spec Ops franchise has none of these qualities. Between 1998 and 2002, Zombie Studios and Runecraft developed a slew of low-quality, low-price, squad-based third-person shooters that started life on PC before making their way to console. So why, then, does this criminally mediocre IP deserve resurrection while other beloved series are being overlooked?